PART USED: Seed
PROPERTIES: Carminative, Pectoral, Tonic, Diaphoretic
SYSTEMS AFFECTED: Digestive, Respiratory
POSSIBLE USES: as listed below
Anise is one of the old-fashioned herbs used for medicinal purposes. It has a Licorice-like flavor that some people find helpful to improve the flavor of other herbal teas.
One of the main uses of Anise is in the treatment of nausea, colic, gas pains, and intestinal cramping. Anise is also used as an expectorant to increase the productiveness and eliminative power of coughs, and it is a mild diuretic and appetite stimulant.